Voice Performance Studies
"Working with lyric singers is a marvelous task because I see in them the living miracle of artistic creation in such a demanding field as opera. The work of an opera singer requires devotion in many areas, for this reason his/her work on the different platforms (opera, recital, symphonic) is a task that requires maximum intelligence and preparation. I have dedicated a great part of my life to studying the different aspects to be developed in the process of becoming an opera singer. During my years as student-performer, I acquired substantial knowledge in the field of opera and developed a keen understanding of the different styles and acting techniques that I now pass onto the new generation of lyric singers with whom I work.
My search for all of those tools needed in order to become a well-rounded opera singer, took me to study different disciplines. Languages; discipline that enabled me to discover and study in depth the linguistic and poetic message embedded in the texts we perform; Vocal Performance to go deep into the reality we experience while performing on the stage, Media Anchoring and Communications, to study the value of declamation, a forgotten but useful discipline that gives life to the various sung and spoken dramatic moments in an opera and Education to master and apply the different techniques to make all this information reach the student in the most efficient way".
I offer a meeting session for new students for them to get a feel of my teaching style and to discuss their goals. It's a great way for us to determine if we're a good fit.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have or provide more details about your vocal experience and aspirations.
I look forward to helping you achieve your vocal goals and making music together. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced singer, we welcome all levels of talent and enthusiasm.
Stage director, diction and style coach, opera expert. A powerful singing actor with a special affinity for the basso buffo repertory, In the words of a critic, Mr. Arcila creates “wonderfully deep characterizations of great common sense”. Associations: Teatro Teresa Carreño, Sinfónica de Puerto Rico, Sinfónica de Venezuela, Orquesta Simón Bolívar. Professor of Diction and Style University Institute of Musical Studies, José Angel Lamas Conservatory in Caracas. Faculty, Barry University, New World School of the Arts. Master of Music in Performance, City University of New York. Modern Languages and Translation degree, Central University of Venezuela. Technical Degree in Audiovisual Education, Caracas University College. Professor Arcila maintains an active vocal studio in Miami and New York City.
PHILOSOPHY: The Opera Atelier fosters the development of the complete artist, after the model of a Renaissance atelier, so that students learn in context by actually doing. Within the Singing and Interpretation Studio participants work primarily with Professors Jorge Arcila and Daniel Daroca on solid technical, musical, and artistic development according to the highest standards, including the development of the voice, technical aspects, musicianship, interpretation development, diction, and declamation applied to the specific repertory. The Singing and Interpretation Studio also counts with the support of professionals from diverse fields who work with artists and with youngsters and their parents and guardians to support artistic growth through supplementary disciplines and integrated creativity coaching, always according to the unique requirements of each artist. As students progress in The Singing and Interpretation Studio, through performance workshops and opportunities, they put into practice the skills and techniques that will allow them to pursue their individual artistic goals.
The Singing and Interpretation Studio provides students with the essential elements to grow as singers, musicians, and artists. Participants receive private lessons that cover the healthy development of the voice, musicianship, interpretation, study techniques, and repertory.